Petzl Partners with REI Outessa to Offer Women Outdoor Experiences, Inspiration and Adventures

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 Three summer events in California, Oregon and New Hampshire help women be their sweatiest, dirtiest, happiest selves

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 6, 2017) — Petzl today announced its sponsorship of REI Outessa, three immersive, three-day outdoor adventures designed to connect women with the outdoors in a supportive learning environment. Now in its second year, these women’s getaways are filled with activities and inspiration, offer access to coveted gear and products, serve up great food and wine, and create the environment for making new friends and lasting memories. Registration is now open at www.REI.com/Outessa.

“Last year, REI Outessa was a transformational experience for hundreds of women. Together with Petzl, we will help women tap into an emotional and profound connection to nature in her journey to live a life outside,” said Sally Johnson, the events manager for REI who helped create the Outessa series.

Descente en rappel. Auriane Favrin et Mike Brandt font la voie de la Fusée dans les gorges de la Jonte.

Descente en rappel. Auriane Favrin et Mike Brandt font la voie de la Fusée dans les gorges de la Jonte.

More than 20 of REI Outdoor School’s top female instructors will partner with leading outdoor brands to host a full range of adventures, including hiking, trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, trail photography, paddle boarding, kayaking, climbing, yoga, backpacking, wilderness survival training, outdoor cooking and more.

2017 REI Outessa events will be held at three breathtaking mountain playgrounds. Destinations were chosen for their inspirational alpine environments, sweeping views, pristine lake, and adventure-ready terrain with miles of trails for running, hiking and mountain biking. Each offer resort hospitality and proximity to major airports, making travel is easy for participants. The dates and locations are:

• July 14-16: Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Kirkwood, California near South Lake Tahoe

• August 18-20: Mt. Hood Skibowl in Government Camp, Oregon and 12 miles from the Mt. Hood National Forest

• September 22-24: Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville, New Hampshire in the White Mountain National Forest

Registration is $799 per person, which includes classes led by REI’s professional guides, use of on-site gear, chef-prepared meals, wine and beer, evening entertainment, inspirational speakers, and a goodie bag packed with products and gear. Attendees will customize their weekend from start to finish. They will choose accommodations from three options and their daily schedules from more than 200 activities based on personal interests, outdoor goals and skill levels.

To learn more about the retreats and locations of the epic weekends, visit www.REI.com/Outessa.

Petzl®
For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and alpinism. In the professional market, Petzl is a world leader in work at height, fire and rescue, and tactical equipment and techniques. A family-owned business, Petzl is committed not only to quality and innovation, but also to giving back to the communities that have made us so successful. For more information, visit www.petzl.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Christina Erb LoVullo
Verde Brand Communications
christina@verdepr.com
970.366.4579, 156

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